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Mike Tomlin isn’t a believer in the read option scheme that has taken the league by storm, and turned the QB position on its head. The two time winning Superbowl coach is anything but sold on the option play, compared to traditional pocket play.
As reported by USA Today Tomlin said the following while at a Tuesday media session for AFC coaches at the NFL Owners’ meeting:
“I think the read-option is the flavor of the month…We’ll see whether it’s the flavor of the year. A few years ago, people were talking wildly about the Wildcat. It’s less of a discussion now.”
“I think there are coaches in rooms preparing themselves to defend it, there are coaches in rooms also preparing to run it. I think it’s going to sort out on the grass.”
Tomlin’s views on the scheme are skeptical at best as the injury risk associated with the read option leave its future very much up in the air. Tomlin continued:
“I always take a skeptical approach,…We’ll see if guys are committed to getting their guys hi
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Mike Tomlin isn't getting caught up in the hype behind the read-option offense. The Steelers coach sounded off on the latest trend.
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The read-option offense took off in 2012 behind the phenomenal play of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson. But while some coaches likely stayed up long nights this offseason preparing to defend it, one coach isn’t quite sold.
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